Colorado Legal Defense Group

Tanner Spracklen


Colorado Legal Defense Group

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Se habla español. A graduate of the University of Nebraska's College of Law, Tanner has an extensive criminal litigation background. He cut his teeth at the public defender's office in Omaha, Nebraska, where he tried both misdemeanors and felonies. Having proven adept at litigation, and having gained success in the courtroom, Tanner was assigned the challenging task of defending against the state's most complex, demanding criminal allegations.

In addition to Tanner's criminal expertise, Tanner is adept in civil litigation, having received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, an achievement recognizing excellence in the clinical practice of civil litigation. Even while in law school, Tanner was presciently recognized as the Outstanding Civil Clinical Practice Student Scholarship, an award given to the law-school student selected by the law-school faculty for outstanding performance.

Before attending Law School, Tanner attended the University of South Dakota, where he graduated Cum Laude with degrees in Psychology and Spanish Literature. His academic and community achievements include induction into the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, the Golden Key International Honor Society, the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the Psi Chi International Honor Society for Psychology. He is also a recipient of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

For Spanish-speaking clients, Tanner is fluent in written and spoken Spanish. In his free time, Tanner enjoys spending time with his wife, Justine, and their four-year-old child, Ryder, and newborn daughter. He also enjoys hiking, biking, and playing the guitar.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Criminal Law Assault and Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Crime Victims Compensation, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Electronic Surveillance, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Felonies, Forensic Accounting, Forensic DNA, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Hit and Run, Homicide, International Criminal Law, International Extradition, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Money Laundering, Murder, Parole and Probation, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Theft, Traffic Violations, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping, Drug Offenses, Domestic Violence


  • Colorado, Nebraska

Employment History

  • Senior Associate | The Bagley Law Firm

    2017 - 2018

  • Assistant Public Defender | Douglas County Public Defender

    2013 - 2017


  • BA | University of South Dakota

    2005 - 2009

  • JD | University of Nebraska College of Law

    2010 - 2013

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  • Denver, Colorado, Denver County

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